I feel like bridal consignment has kind of a bad rap. I mean, I get it. If you’re idea of shopping for a wedding dress is like all the scenes in Say Yes to the Dress, thinking about going second hand can be a bit of a stretch.
But have you been in a bridal consignment shop lately?! I think it’s time to change their reputation because being thrifty when planning a wedding is totally ‘in.’
If you’re anything like me, the thought of spending the amount of a down payment on a nice luxury sedan on a wedding dress is not your idea of a good time. But just because I cannot or do not want to spend an arm and a leg on a dress doesn’t mean I don’t deserve to feel pretty on The Big Day.
Luckily, the whole bridal consignment industry has completely stepped up their game.
If you’re in the Twin Cities-ish area, I’ve rounded up some great options for shopping bridal on the cheap.
Bonus. Some of these places offer more than just dresses, because where else are you doing to buy 70 vases of the same size at a discounted price? As much as I love my thrift stores, finding bulk items can be a challenge and takes some planning. So if you’re not interested in scouring each Goodwill in a 45-mile radius, try checking out a specialty bridal store.
I Do Two – Bridal & Consignment
9175 Quaday Ave, Suite 109, Otsego MN 55330 US
Bride to Be Consignment
8925 Penn Ave S
9242 Hudson Blvd North #100
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
2540 North Ferry Street, Anoka, MN
Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignments
308 5th Avenue SE, Osseo, MN 55369
27 7th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
If you have any other places to add to the list, we’d love to hear them!
All our best,